Nano Library: ANN ANDREWS : The Meek shall inherit the Earth but not it’s Mineral Rights
2014 – The Year of the Horse. When I picture a horse in my mind, I envision grace and might. Two words which are very contradictory in meaning.
Just after the Lehman Brothers bank collapse in September of 2008, I set up an online training company. It was then I realized my own e-business could also be described as ‘contradictory’.
It wasn’t the best time to launch a brand new business. After all, who would be foolish enough to set up a new ‘on line’ business when the biggest global financial crash since The Great Depression of 1929 had just hit?
You can imagine the naysayers and doubters were thick on the ground. Everyone (and I mean everyone), thought I was mad, stupid, didn’t know what I was doing, would fall flat on my face. Now after more than five years, the site and business are still going strong, but it’s what the on line business has led to that’s amazed everyone, including myself.
At the half way point, to help me further in the world of on line business and e-commerce, I brought on a mentor. He saw the potential in what I was doing. He not only helped me leverage part of my business, he invested financially in it. How’s that for faith, belief and support?
I’m regularly approached by experts locally and internationally who want to submit articles and e-books to our site including content from videos, DVD training companies, magazines, television and radio.
These people want to be part of what I have created including an invitation to take part in a 36 hour UK webinar aiming to get into the Guinness Book of World Records . how amazing and humbling is that?
So here are tips for you to embrace 2014:
- Believe in YOU and what you are doing with every fibre of your being.
- There’s no ‘right’ time. If it feels right, it IS the right time.
- NEVER, EVER give up. For me, turning back or giving up wasn’t an option.
- You are here on this earth for a purpose. No-one has the right to take that away from you or demand of you
to give up your dream.
- Surround yourself with people who support you. If they don’t support you then love them in a different way
and ask advice from people who ‘get’ you.
- You will meet the exact people you need to get you where you want to go.
- The Universe supports you 100% to do what you are here to do.
I still meet naysayers. Two weeks ago I had meetings with two different business promoters. One told me I’d wasted five years and the other wants to get his incubator team behind me to take my business to a stratospheric level! Guess who I’m going to align myself with? No contest.
So here are a few quotes if your business (like mine) feels a bit contradictory:
“When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love
that needs expressing, then we truly live life” Greg Anderson
“If you think your purpose on earth is complete, if you are alive, it isn’t.” Richard Bach
My title is a quote from John Paul Getty, one of the worlds’ first self-made billionaires.
Motivating your Mind Inspiring your Spirit(ANN ANDREWS : The Meek shall inherit the Earth but not it’s Mineral Rights) Ann Andrews CSP is MD of The Corporate Toolbox and My Corporate Guide. Former country President of the National Speakers’ Association of New Zealand, Ann has authored four books and been honored twice by industry peers with their highest accolades, ‘The Spirit of Excellence Award ‘ in 2000 & 2009.